Fully AHRC funded PhD positions at School of Media, Univ. of Brighton

The School of Media at the University of Brighton is seeking applicants
for Techne Doctoral awards fully funded by the AHRC
Supervision for PhD research, is offered in the following areas:

·       Digital Media
·       Data Culture
·       Environmental Communication
·       Game Studies
·       Community Media
·       Screen Cultures
·       Digital Transformations
·       Media Practice
·       Photography
·       Film Studies
·       Sound Studies and Music
·       Gender and Sexuality
·       Digital Humanities
·       Cultural Informatics
·       Creative Industries
·       Mobility and Transport
·       Activism
·       Popular Culture
·       Immersive Media/AR/VR
·       Creative Media
·       Innovation

We are also interested in Candidates for PhDs by Practice.

For more about the School of Media, please see:
https://www.brighton.ac.uk/about-us/contact-us/academic-departments/school-of-media.aspx
and
https://www.brighton.ac.uk/research-and-enterprise/postgraduate-research-degrees/programme-areas/media-and-communication.aspx

For more about the technē  2019 scheme, please see
https://www.brighton.ac.uk/research-and-enterprise/postgraduate-research-degrees/funding-opportunities-and-studentships/dtp-ahrc-techne.aspx

For further information please contact Janet Anderson  at
J.Delve@Brighton.ac.uk

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CFP: Asian Cinema Studies Society Conference, June 2019

Papers and panel proposals are invited for the 13th Asian Cinema Studies Society Conference: The Environments of Asian Cinemas. With the support of the Faculty of Fine Arts, Media & Creative Industries at LASALLE College of the Arts, in conjunction with the Asian Cinema Studies Society, the conference is planned for 24–26 June 2019, at LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore.

Participants are invited to present papers on any aspect of Asian cinema, though proposals engaging with the conference theme are encouraged. One key aim here is to seek ways in which Asian cinema studies might engage with the current moment of global environmental crisis. At the same time, however, the conference theme of ‘environments’ is being conceptualized in a broader sense, encompassing not only the material environments of ecocriticism, but also Asian cinema’s represented environments and its various material, cultural and regulatory environments of production, distribution, exhibition and reception.

Possible topics may include, but are by no means limited to, the following areas:

  • Ecocriticism and Asian cinemas
  • Animal studies and/or plant studies approaches to Asian cinemas
  • Environment and representation in Asian film and media
  • Asian cinema and the city
  • Asian cinema and the rural
  • Environmental issues in Asian documentary
  • Apocalyptic themes in Asian film
  • Ecological implications of Asian film production and/or exhibition
  • New technological contexts of Asian film and media
  • Changing regulatory frameworks of Asian film and media
  • Transnational influences on Asian film production/Asian film business
  • Globalization and Asian cinemas
  • Regional dynamics of Asian cinemas
  • Cultural issues in Asian film
  • Censorship issues in Asian film

Language: English

Please send proposals or enquiries to acss2019@lasalle.edu.sg.

For individual paper proposals, send a 200–300 word abstract and be certain to include the title, author name(s), institutional affiliation, mailing address and e-mail contacts, as well as a brief (50–100 word) biography of the contributor. For pre-constituted panel proposals (of three to four papers), be certain to provide a brief description (100 words) of the overall panel along with the individual abstracts and contributor information. Sessions will be 90 minutes in duration, and time limits will be strictly enforced.

The deadline for submission of proposals is 10 December 2018. Notifications of acceptance will be sent out by early February 2019.

There will be no conference registration fee per se, but all participants must be members of the Asian Cinema Studies Society, which requires an annual fee of £38. The fee covers one year membership and one volume of two issues of Asian Cinema, and gives access to the society’s executive meeting at the conference.

Selected papers will be published in the peer-reviewed biannual Asian Cinema. Published by Intellect Books (UK), this seminal journal has long been the flagship publication of the Asian Cinema Studies Society.

CFP: Inter-Asia Cultural Studies Society Conference 2019

Inter-Asia Cultural Studies Society
​Call for Paper

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​THEME STATEMENT

FLUID CIRCUITS:  CULTURES OF KNOWLEDGE AFTER THE DIGITAL TURN

The IACS network is now over two decades old, and this is the first time the IACS biennial conference is being held in the Philippines. It is also only the third time the conference has come to South-East Asia, after Singapore 2013 and Surabaya 2015.

Powered by the notion of ‘South-East-Asia’ as a cultural and political imaginary, this IACS Conference dwells on the complexities and possibilities of connection – over water, land, air and cyberspace. An archipelagic gravity contributes to grounding the subterranean flows that have marked the region for centuries, and that take on other dimensions under newer regimes of globalization. As twentieth-century concerns about rights, citizenship, nationalism, and cultural identity are replayed and transformed in the twenty-first, and in the digital realm, the landscape of the region, and the geographies of Inter-Asia involvement, are re-configured. At the same time, the emergent dystopias and promises afforded by the digital present themselves for our reckoning. As older ways of thinking about self and society give way to identities converging in and through these ‘fluid circuits’ of dis/connection, how may we re-imagine the task of cultural studies?

From the perspective of key concerns of Philippine cultural politics, we present a set of thematics through which we invite conference participants to situate their work and engage with our common issues.

Plenary Panels: 

  • Gender
  • Sexuality
  • Identity
  • Politics of Language and Translation
  • Techno-cultures

Sub-themes:

  • Art-making in the 21st Century: Practices, Traditions, Futures
  • Catastrophe and Resilience
  • Cultural Politics of Tourism and Heritage
  • Archiving Local Knowledges
  • Post-Cold-War geo-politics
  • Cultural Policy and Community
  • Film, Media and Cultural Change
  • Social Media and Technologies of Intimacy
  • Gender and Religious Identity
  • Cyber-politics and the Cultures of Governance

PROPOSAL GUIDELINES

A. Individual Papers

  • While we prefer panel proposals, we will be accepting individual paper proposals, on condition that author(s) would accept our decision on the organization of relevant papers into panels and the right to reorganize panels due to withdrawals and other contingencies
  • Individual paper proposals must be submitted electronically via the below submission system.
  • Before starting the below proposal submission, please prepare details to fill in proposal application form: paper title, 300 word abstract, participant’ name, institution, email, and nationality.

B. RoundTables

  • Roundtables allow a group of participants to convene with the goal of generating discussion around a shared concern. Roundtables are limited to no more than five participants, including the organizer. We encourage roundtables involving participants from different institutions, organizations, and countries.
  • Proposals for roundtables must include: roundtable title; a description of the position statements, questions, or debates that will be under discussion; and the names, titles, affiliations, email addresses, nationalities of the proposed roundtable organiser and participants.

IMPORTANT DATES

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The 2019 Conference Call for Paper is available: https://iacs2019.weebly.com